USDA: Weekly Cotton Review Mar 17, 2023

    🕔Mar 17, 2023
    Spot quotations averaged 343 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Serviceís Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […]

    Planting Forecast: Will Spring Rains Undo Winter’s Sins? Mar 14, 2023

    🕔Mar 14, 2023
    The weather story of 2022 was drought. At a minimum, 44% of the country was covered in drought, and last year marked the largest contiguous U.S. drought footprint since 2012. […]

    Farmers in the Plains Can’t Escape Growing Financial Scars From the Drought Mar 3, 2023

    🕔Mar 3, 2023
    The most recent drought monitor paints an improved picture for California and parts of the West, but as drought creates a dire situation for farmers in the Southern Plains, National […]

    ‘It Looks Like a War Zone’: Texas Farmer Describes Wheat Crop Now Ravaged by Sunday’s Derecho and Dust Storm Feb 28, 2023

    🕔Feb 28, 2023
    Scenes across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas this week strongly resembled the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s. Winds topping 100 mph only added to the scars the two-year drought has […]

    Thompson On Cotton: Watching Paint Dry Feb 27, 2023

    🕔Feb 27, 2023
    For most of last week, watching cotton trade was akin to watching paint dry. That was until Friday when strong fundamentals prodded bullish traders into action.  Posting triple-digit gains, May […]

    EPA Announces 100th WIFIA Loan, Investing $115 Million to Improve Resilience to Extreme Weather in Santa Clara County, California Feb 23, 2023

    🕔Feb 23, 2023
    WASHINGTON (Feb. 23, 2023) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans totaling $115 million to Santa Clara Valley Water District […]

    Huge Winter Storm Barreling Toward The Northern Midwest, Severe Weather In The South Feb 22, 2023

    🕔Feb 22, 2023
    The largest winter storm of the season will hit most of the Midwest hard the next few days. Brownfield Ag Meteorologist Greg Soulje says a 100-degree temperature swing from the […]

    Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon: What Farmers Need to Know Feb 14, 2023

    🕔Feb 14, 2023
    It all started February 2, 2023, when the Pentagon said it had detected a Chinese spy balloon hovering over Montana. Since the news broke, the unknowns about the object, along […]

    Nat’l Cotton Council Issues Industry Outlook, Forecasts 17% Less Planted Acres In 2023 Feb 13, 2023

    🕔Feb 13, 2023
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton industry’s 2023 economic outlook. This past year can be characterized as […]

    Rain Or Drought? What to Expect from the Weather Following the End of La Niña? Feb 7, 2023

    🕔Feb 7, 2023
    After three years of La-Niña-driven weather, scientists at the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) say the cold water along the equatorial Pacific is showing signs of warming. The CPC in January said […]


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